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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
I already have sky+ downstairs, is there any way you can split the cable to allow sky upstairs? Would i need another sky box or if this cant be done, how much is multiroom? Do i need to upgrade my package £17 pm if i have multiroom?
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
You can run a cable from the RF out on the back of your Sky box to the TV upstairs - this will allow you to watch the same channel on both TVs.

If you want a second box so you can watch different channels, multiroom costs an extra £10 per month. You can have multiroom on any package, but will only receive the same channels as you already have downstairs.
banned#2
If you want multi room, its another tenner per month.

If you want to use the spare box, you can do so by adding an extra cable to the LNB direct to the receiver and watch the free channels without cost.
#3
to get sky upstairs u need a new LNB on the sky dish, then u run cables to where ever u want.
banned#4
Agree with Guv, if you've got a quad LNB run another cable to upstairs and buy a cheap second hand box. That way you can watch two different channels at the same time. I got two dishes feeding eight boxes in my house but only pay Sky one sub to allow me use of the Sky+ features and HD.
#6
Or you can get a pair of AV sender / receivers and wirelessly send the sky box picture upstairs. They come with a "magic eye" so you can use the remote as well.

I have a set on the dining room telly and they work a treat. They don't like it when the microwave is on though :thinking:

Tesco do them

http://direct.tesco.com/search/default.aspx?search=av+sender&confirm.x=31&confirm.y=15

Thats the ones we have got
banned#7


That won't allow you to watch different channels though and the only advantage is the fact you can change channels remotely. Not sure if thats what the OP had in mind?
banned#8
churchy2704
Agree with Guv, if you've got a quad LNB run another cable to upstairs and buy a cheap second hand box. That way you can watch two different channels at the same time. I got two dishes feeding eight boxes in my house but only pay Sky one sub to allow me use of the Sky+ features and HD.


8 boxes? What you got - a hotel!!!! :w00t:
banned#9
guv
8 boxes? What you got - a hotel!!!! :w00t:


:giggle: Sorry my mistake it's 7 boxes! :-D

One in each bedroom, living room, cinema room, conservatory and one outside. :thumbsup:
#10
I got two dishes feeding eight boxes


get a dual or even triple arm for the LNB's and ditch the second dish.

We used to do this before the days of the motorised systems to get Astra 1, Hotbird and whatever satellites


edit

just seen where you live

GT Satellites in Gorseinon is your man
banned#11
churchy2704
:giggle: Sorry my mistake it's 7 boxes! :-D

One in each bedroom, living room, cinema room, conservatory and one outside. :thumbsup:


One outside? You'll be getting done for public broadcasting!:w00t:
#12
harbottle
get a dual or even triple arm for the LNB's and ditch the second dish.




A second arm or triple arm will not feed 7 Sky Receivers on one dish, an OCTO LNB will.

8 outlets.;-)
banned#13
harbottle


just seen where you live

GT Satellites in Gorseinon is your man


Nahh buy everything online, cheaper that any Sat shops around here, they're just a rip off. :thumbsup:

guv
One outside? You'll be getting done for public broadcasting!:w00t:


:-D Nahhh, got one out by the hot tub. :thumbsup:
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A second arm or triple arm will not feed 7 Sky Receivers on one dish, an OCTO LNB will.

8 outlets.;-)


Yeah, good advice. I have an Octo LNB but prefer to use two seperate dishes. I do this coz if one dish is affected by severe weather the other dish still works fine. :thumbsup:
#15
churchy2704
Yeah, good advice. I have an Octo LNB but prefer to use two seperate dishes. I do this coz if one dish is affected by severe weather the other dish still works fine. :thumbsup:


Fair enough.. :thumbsup:

Probably would be OK to fit an Octo LNB to the one that works in adverse weather, but as long as you are happy with what you have, fine.. :thumbsup:

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